Dundee United again came from behind to grab thee invaluable away points against Ross County in Dingwall.

Iain Vigurs headed home a Richard Brittain cross at the front post to break the deadlock.

However, Johnny Russell cashed in on a goalkeeping error to level the match with his eighth of the season.

And winger Stuart Armstrong tapped in from close range from a Russell through ball to secure the three points which lift United into seventh place.

Early in the game County keeper Michael Fraser did well to block a joint attack by Jon Daly and Russell.

At the other end Radoslaw Cierzniak did just as well to parry an 18 yard blockbuster from Rocco Quinn and then produced a great block to deny Sam Morrow who had been set up by a long header from Ross Tokely.

Sean Dillon cleared a Stuart Kettlewell cut-back off the line but, although County shaded the first half in terms of chances, it remained goalless.

The deadlock was broken three minutes after the restart, when Richard Brittain sent in a fine cross from the right and Iain Vigurs was on hand to find the net with a glancing header to give the home side the lead.

But that lasted for just four minutes when Michael Fraser inexplicably came right out of his box towards Johny Russell who had the simplest of tasks to roll the ball into the net from 20 yards, in what looked like slow motion, from out on the right.

With 69 minutes on the clock Dundee United made the vital breakthrough which secured all three points when Russell found Daly, who headed the ball across goal to leave Stuart Armstrong with the simplest of tap-ins at the back post.

Rudi Skacel came off the bench early in the second half and contributed extra bite to United, who looked especially dangerous on the counter attack.

He missed out with a couple of shots, one well saved by Fraser, but his best and closest effort came with what was literally the last kick of the ball.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Ross County

  • 01 Fraser
  • 04 Munro
  • 05 Boyd
  • 06 Tokely
  • 22 Kovacevic
  • 07 Kettlewell Booked (McMenamin - 71' )
  • 10 Brittain
  • 11 Vigurs
  • 12 Quinn
  • 29 Fotheringham
  • 17 Morrow (Ross - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Brown
  • 03 Fitzpatrick
  • 23 Macphee
  • 08 Lawson
  • 21 Cooper
  • 24 Ross
  • 09 McMenamin

Dundee Utd

  • 01 Cierzniak
  • 02 Dillon
  • 03 Douglas
  • 04 McLean
  • 05 Gunning
  • 06 Flood
  • 08 Rankin (Skacel - 55' )
  • 11 Mackay-Steven (Ryan - 71' )
  • 16 Armstrong
  • 07 Russell (Gardyne - 86' )
  • 09 Daly

Substitutes

  • 13 Banks
  • 12 Watson
  • 10 Ryan
  • 14 Millar
  • 51 Skacel
  • 15 Gardyne
  • 18 Dow
Ref: Brines
Att: 3,930

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

5 8

Corners

3 7

Fouls

13 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:27 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:57

Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser.

90:00 +0:37

The referee blows for offside. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

88:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rocco Quinn on Sean Dillon. Direct free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

87:48

Foul by Richard Brittain on Stuart Armstrong, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Willo Flood.

85:54 Substitution

Substitution Michael Gardyne comes on in place of Johnny Russell.

84:31

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas from the left by-line to the near post, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Tokely by Gavin Gunning. Direct free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

83:54

Scott Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Russell. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Douglas from left channel, clearance by Mihael Kovacevic.

80:53

Corner taken by Barry Douglas, Scott Boyd makes a clearance.

80:19

Barry Douglas takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Ross Tokely.

79:59

Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a save.

79:09

Long range shot by Iain Vigurs goes wide right of the target.

76:53 Substitution

Substitution (Ross County) makes a substitution, with Steven Ross coming on for Sam Morrow.

76:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Morrow on Rudi Skacel. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

75:42

Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser.

72:35

Foul by Brian McLean on Richard Brittain, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Richard Brittain from left channel, Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a save.

72:16

Foul by Jon Daly on Ross Tokely, free kick awarded. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

71:53

Unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by Scott Boyd results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Willo Flood.

70:59 Substitution

Substitution Colin McMenamin comes on in place of Stuart Kettlewell.

70:45

Long range shot by Johnny Russell goes wide right of the goal.

70:16 Substitution

Substitution Richie Ryan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Mackay-Steven.

69:10

Corner taken by Barry Douglas from the left by-line.

63:53

The assist for the goal came from Jon Daly.

63:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Armstrong - Ross Co 1 - 2 Dundee U Stuart Armstrong scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Ross County 1-2 Dundee Utd.

62:54

Shot from just outside the box by Gavin Gunning goes over the target.

61:26

Gary Mackay-Steven gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rocco Quinn. Free kick taken by Richard Brittain.

59:53

Unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Mihael Kovacevic results in a free kick. Barry Douglas restarts play with the free kick.

59:17

Gary Mackay-Steven concedes a free kick for a foul on Mihael Kovacevic. Direct free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

57:19

Corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line, clearance by Ross Tokely.

54:09 Substitution

Substitution Rudi Skacel on for John Rankin.

51:43

Brian McLean provided the assist for the goal.

51:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Johnny Russell - Ross Co 1 - 1 Dundee U Goal scored by Johnny Russell from just outside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Ross County 1-1 Dundee Utd.

50:50

Shot from inside the area by Jon Daly clears the bar.

49:45

Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a save.

48:05

Assist by Richard Brittain.

48:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Iain Vigurs - Ross Co 1 - 0 Dundee U Iain Vigurs finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Ross County 1-0 Dundee Utd.

45:27

Richard Brittain fouled by Gary Mackay-Steven, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Tokely takes the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +0:11 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

43:28

Foul by Gary Mackay-Steven on Richard Brittain, free kick awarded. Mark Fotheringham restarts play with the free kick.

42:35

Corner taken by Barry Douglas, Ross Tokely manages to make a clearance.

42:12

Rocco Quinn takes a shot. Save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

39:30

Iain Vigurs concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Douglas. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick.

38:30

Short corner taken by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line, clearance made by Gary Mackay-Steven.

36:53

Stuart Kettlewell concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Douglas. Free kick taken by Barry Douglas.

36:41 Booking

Booking Booking for Stuart Kettlewell for unsporting behaviour.

34:42

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

31:50

Richard Brittain gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin. Free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.

31:25

Sam Morrow takes a shot. Save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

30:46

Willo Flood fouled by Mihael Kovacevic, the ref awards a free kick. Gavin Gunning takes the direct free kick.

27:52

Stuart Kettlewell takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

24:33

Stuart Armstrong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Fotheringham. Direct free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

22:59

Jon Daly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Boyd. Direct free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

22:04

Corner taken by Willo Flood from the left by-line, save by Michael Fraser.

20:55

Foul by Scott Boyd on Johnny Russell, free kick awarded. Willo Flood has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Michael Fraser.

18:33

Stuart Kettlewell fouled by John Rankin, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Boyd takes the direct free kick.

15:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Douglas by Sam Morrow. Barry Douglas restarts play with the free kick.

13:03

Effort from outside the penalty box by Rocco Quinn goes wide right of the target.

12:37

Iain Vigurs takes the inswinging corner, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.

11:59

Rocco Quinn takes a shot. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

8:07

Corner taken left-footed by Iain Vigurs, Headed effort from inside the area by Scott Boyd hits the post.

6:59

The referee blows for offside against Grant Munro. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

6:14

Gavin Gunning challenges Iain Vigurs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Brittain crosses the ball in from the free kick.

4:36

Johnny Russell takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a save.

3:45

Mark Fotheringham challenges Stuart Armstrong unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Barry Douglas, Richard Brittain manages to make a clearance.

1:26

Ross Tokely fouled by Johnny Russell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

0:18

Mihael Kovacevic fouled by Stuart Armstrong, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Brittain takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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